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Proof That Production Town Houses Can Perform

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September 01, 1997

The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) is helping to make American housing stock more affordable and energy- and resource-efficient. [continue reading]

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What's Being Built Out There? Performance Tests on 100 New Homes

Author: Arnie Katz
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September 01, 1997

People who know building science often cringe when they see new construction with the same old problems. Leaky ducts, poor air sealing, improperly sized mechanical systems all seem too common. But visiting construction sites only shows part of the problem. [continue reading]

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Creating an Energy Efficient Habitat

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July 01, 1997

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) has helped over 50,000 families obtain affordable housing. Thanks to the commitment and partnership of thousands of volunteers and homeowners, Habitat has become one of the most respected humanitarian organizations and the 20th largest home builder in the United States. [continue reading]

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House Plans Maximize Performance per Dollar

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July 01, 1997

The National Affordable Housing Network has developed house plans that greatly reduce first costs while providing the greatest possible improvement in energy efficiency and comfort. [continue reading]

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Habitat's Environmental Initiative

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July 01, 1997

In 1994, HFHI launched an environmental initiative centered on the idea of sustainable construction--an idea that embraces resource- and energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive building techniques. [continue reading]

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Energy Conservation in Cohousing Communities

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July 01, 1997

Cohousing communities are neighborhoods designed and managed by residents seeking a cooperative living arrangement. These developments foster community, save money, and reduce environmental impacts--including residential energy use. [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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